Nicotine addiction.

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I'm a nicotine addict. The thing is I don't really want to quit.
Been there. I manged to quit, but literally failed dozens of times before i was finally successful.

Really there is no benefit to smoking. Its an expensive habit that drains your wallet. Takes hours off of your life, makes your teeth, clothes yellowish. I know you don't realize it now but people who smoke stink. You can't smell it while you're a smoker but get away from it for a few years and you'll notice it yourself. Its not pleasant at all.

Some people think smoking is relaxing but what is actually going on is when you get stressed your body's nicotine level drops faster meaning you need a cigarette sooner. You're actually putting yourself into detox when you get stressed.

I'm sure i could highlight other things but don't want this to turn into a book. For me the best way to quit was just getting more knowledge. I have no affiliation with this website but i can highly recommend it, it is absolutely free. www.whyquit.com

Truth is it only takes 3 days for the body to detox. In 72 hours you are completely nicotine free and no more drug withdraws. The only thing you need to deal with then are the triggers, for example if you always have a cigarette after dinner, expect the desire to light up after dinner for a week or two. The triggers will get easier to dismiss as time goes and your brain re-writes pathways.

I quit smoking on Sep 3, 2013. I smoked for about 16 years, got up to 2 packs a day. I used to light cigarettes with one that was already burning and ready to go out. I was pretty bad. However i don't think about them at all today. The sooner you quit, the sooner you can be free as well.
 

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I smoke one cigarette a day. I, somehow, stopped smoking a pack a day in 2019. I think I asked for the cravings to be reduced-- prayer. I can go two to three days without smoking if need be.

I have been tempted recently to do one of two things around smoking:
1. Go back to a pack a day.
2. Keep doing it what I’m doing for now.


I want to trade my one cigarette for gym attendance.
I am in recovery in other areas. Money and lust are the most difficult to kick completely in my experience.
 
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I've smoked for almost 20 years. I was able to quit thank God.
I tried many times to quit, failed a lot of times.
I was able to quit with prayer and vaping :))
So yeah, I still have an addiction with vaping that I would like to stop with.
I also smoked weed for over 10 years almost every day.
It was not as hard to quit as the cigarettes, or should I say.it was hard, but different.
It was mostly making the step to finally stop. The withdrawals are just sweating and lack of sleep for a week or so.
It's all psychological with weed. I used it sort of like medication when I began for depression. It helped in the beginning, and then just made it worse over time.
But I felt like I couldn't quit. I felt like my life would feel meaningless without it. This was before I began taking my faith more seriously. I was lacking a lot of meaning in life in general.
And weed went a long great with another addiction of mine. Like another poster previously said in here. MMORPG's.
I was escaping into fantasy worlds.
I don't play video games all day long anymore.
Hardest addiction as a Christian for me is masturbation. Sorry it got awkward lol.
It's a sin. And used to be a habit I did every day.
Now I last like up to a week before I fail.
It's so hard to resist after a while. Even more so in this modern world where you can't go anywhere without seeing half naked woman.
Reading the news? On the side of the screen there's an ad with half naked woman.
Watching a movie on netflix? Sex scenes in almost all movies
Sex, sex, sex everywhere
 

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I'm a nicotine addict. I tried different ways to quit smoking, like changing cigarettes to vape or e-cigarettes. Also tried nicotine gums from Canada Drugs, but no result. The thing is I don't really want to quit. I think it's all in our head. If I don't make my mint to quit, I won't stop smoking.
I would prefer to reccommend to quit entirely.
But if that's how you feel.
You should at least give vaping a shot to replace it.
Is there probably some long term side effects with vaping as well we don't know of yet? Probably yes.
But we know that cigarettes are extremely bad.
Vaping is a much better option.
Taste better, cheaper, your clothes/apartment doesn't smell and it's almost guarenteed to be much healthier.
 

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I would prefer to reccommend to quit entirely.
But if that's how you feel.
You should at least give vaping a shot to replace it.
Is there probably some long term side effects with vaping as well we don't know of yet? Probably yes.
But we know that cigarettes are extremely bad.
Vaping is a much better option.
Taste better, cheaper, your clothes/apartment doesn't smell and it's almost guarenteed to be much healthier.
Vaping is not quitting. You are simply replacing one nicotine product with another. Its like the nicotine patches. People think its easier to wing themselves off nicotine but it doesn't work that way. Imagine an alcoholic trying to quit but has a beer or two a week.

Cold turkey may seem the hardest, but its definately the fastest solution. You got about 3 bad days and thats it. Compare to that someone trying to quit for a month on the patches or other products containing nicotine.
 

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Vaping is not quitting. You are simply replacing one nicotine product with another. Its like the nicotine patches. People think its easier to wing themselves off nicotine but it doesn't work that way. Imagine an alcoholic trying to quit but has a beer or two a week.

Cold turkey may seem the hardest, but its definately the fastest solution. You got about 3 bad days and thats it. Compare to that someone trying to quit for a month on the patches or other products containing nicotine.
The guy said he didn't want to quit, so I reccommended vaping since it's less harmful. Damage reduction.
First thing I said was that I would prefer if he quit entirely
There's also benefits quitting with vaping compared to tobacco and nicotine plaster.
Unlike tobacco and nicotine plasters. You are actually rewarded for cutting down on nicotine, since the taste and overall vaping experience will be much better with no nicotine in it.
So you can start on 18 mg, then go 12 mg, then 6 mg, then 3 mg and then hopefully completely get rid of nicotine.
Not that it makes it easy, but I think the fact that you are rewarded with a more pleasent experience helps.
Quitting entirely will always be my number 1 recommendation. Jesus can help you, you can do it!
But if someone has tried quitting with cold turkey many times, to the point where they've given up, then yes I most certainly will suggest giving vaping a shot.
Yes you are replacing one addiction with another.
But you are replacing it with a much less harmful addiction for your physical health.
 
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Oh, nicotine addiction...I quit smoking several times but started again. Maybe I should try those pills that are supposed to help me quit. Did anyone try them?
 
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I smoked since my teens until early 20s, not super heavy, just about half a pack to a pack a day.

When i started reading about food and ingredients and stuff like that, i quit. What finally did it: i read somewhere that cigarettes were artificially flavored to taste like crap (unless they were flavored to taste good). While i had read plenty about health effects and all that, the fact that they had something unnecessarily added to make them taste BAD just pushed me over the edge.

I realize the way my brain reasons is not typical lol. Just putting this out there in case it helps anyone.

It's been over a decade now, i still get the occasional craving but not enough to actually do it.
 

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I smoked since my teens until early 20s, not super heavy, just about half a pack to a pack a day.

When i started reading about food and ingredients and stuff like that, i quit. What finally did it: i read somewhere that cigarettes were artificially flavored to taste like crap (unless they were flavored to taste good). While i had read plenty about health effects and all that, the fact that they had something unnecessarily added to make them taste BAD just pushed me over the edge.

I realize the way my brain reasons is not typical lol. Just putting this out there in case it helps anyone.

It's been over a decade now, i still get the occasional craving but not enough to actually do it.
If they can do this to cigarettes, why not to other things that are considered unhealthy? And by the way, why would a company deliberately make his own product taste bad? And the following may sound odd or very unlikely to be true for many, but I think the nicotine is actually a good thing. From what I know and what others have said too, is that a significant amount of people that have never had ‘covid’ are smokers (nicotine also naturally occurs in other plants like tomatoes, but in much smaller amounts).
 
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I think there is a conspiracy against tobacco for many reasons. One is monetary to make as much money off taxes. Tobacco is an herb and without additives is actually fairly harmless. And you notice the government promoting deadly vaccines and food additives etc and yet they discriminate against people who smoke and rake in the money off taxes. Also it is another way to take away freedoms. I'm also suspicious of why marijuana is now being promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread. I am glad it is legal but it is definitely not harmless. As far as people who smoke stinking what about people who eat Indian food that has a lot of curry in it. They stink to high heaven.
 

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I try to quit right now. Don't see any success yet. Thinking about going back to nicotine gummies from Canada Pharmacy. They at least help to reduce cravings. Because replacing cigarettes with snacks was really bad idea that has brought me several lbs plus.
 
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If they can do this to cigarettes, why not to other things that are considered unhealthy? And by the way, why would a company deliberately make his own product taste bad?
It has been over a decade since i read about it, but from what i remember it had nothing to do with health or discouraging people from doing it. It was kind of the opposite, something about how people expected it to taste bad, so they were giving the consumer what they expect. As well as each brand having its own proprietary taste, once again about giving the consumers what they expect from each brand.

I bought a bag of "natural smoking blend" (not euphemism for weed lol) from an herbal company to roll homemade cigarettes and i can say that the taste of burnt herbs tasted a million times better than marlboros or camels.
 
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And the following may sound odd or very unlikely to be true for many, but I think the nicotine is actually a good thing. From what I know and what others have said too, is that a significant amount of people that have never had ‘covid’ are smokers (nicotine also naturally occurs in other plants like tomatoes, but in much smaller amounts).
I'd read that the nicotine naturally inhibits something related to c0vid or the v@x and cig smokers tended to fare better.

I think there is a conspiracy against tobacco for many reasons. One is monetary to make as much money off taxes. Tobacco is an herb and without additives is actually fairly harmless. And you notice the government promoting deadly vaccines and food additives etc and yet they discriminate against people who smoke and rake in the money off taxes. Also it is another way to take away freedoms. I'm also suspicious of why marijuana is now being promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Y'all might be interested in this article

During a segment on his show, Tucker Carlson says the regime pushes weed and goes after tobacco because THC makes you “makes you compliant & passive.”

He said that, unlike weed, nicotine “frees your mind.”
My thoughts
- there is ONE huge reason why they want everyone on weed and it is because under federal law it is illegal to get a gun license if one admits to using it. Conveniently this reason is never mentioned.

- i call bs on marijuana not freeing people's minds. Many of the conspiracy researchers i've known in real life smoked weed.

- there absolutely IS a conspiracy against tobacco, or else why can't people grow it themselves? Being allowed to only buy a processed version at the store and never produce it ourselves means in a way the freedom has already been lost for a long time.
 
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I'd read that the nicotine naturally inhibits something related to c0vid or the v@x and cig smokers tended to fare better.



Y'all might be interested in this article



My thoughts
- there is ONE huge reason why they want everyone on weed and it is because under federal law it is illegal to get a gun license if one admits to using it. Conveniently this reason is never mentioned.

- i call bs on marijuana not freeing people's minds. Many of the conspiracy researchers i've known in real life smoked weed.

- there absolutely IS a conspiracy against tobacco, or else why can't people grow it themselves? Being allowed to only buy a processed version at the store and never produce it ourselves means in a way the freedom has already been lost for a long time.
I could be wrong but I think it is legal to grow tobacco but it isn't as easy to grow as marijuana is. Plus you can buy a pound of various kinds of organic good quality tobacco leaves fairly cheap without paying taxes. A pound of marijuana is over a thousand dollars for good quality stuff whereas the best tobacco leaves can be had for as little as twenty to thirty dollars a pound and no taxes either.
 
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I could be wrong but I think it is legal to grow tobacco but it isn't as easy to grow as marijuana is. Plus you can buy a pound of various kinds of organic good quality tobacco leaves fairly cheap without paying taxes. A pound of marijuana is over a thousand dollars for good quality stuff whereas the best tobacco leaves can be had for as little as twenty to thirty dollars a pound and no taxes either.
You're right, apparently it is legal to grow for personal use, but when it comes to selling all the licenses and taxes come into play. Interesting, i had been told it was illegal to grow and didn't check it out before.
 

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I’m down to two— three at the most. I need to kick it completely. Not today though.
 
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It has been over a decade since i read about it, but from what i remember it had nothing to do with health or discouraging people from doing it. It was kind of the opposite, something about how people expected it to taste bad, so they were giving the consumer what they expect. As well as each brand having its own proprietary taste, once again about giving the consumers what they expect from each brand.
I tried searching for the article i had read but either it has been scrubbed from the internet or my searching skills are off. This is the closest i found to confirmation of what im talking about.


Of course. There are different kinds of tobacco and additives.

Most American cigarettes are made from the less expensive Brite tobacco which is a kind of burley tobacco that has very little flavor. The companies add flavorings to give it its unique taste profile. They do this with glycerine, sugar, chocolate and any number of ingredients that probably shouldn’t be inhaled even if they sound innocent in their natural form.

Some expensive imports like Balkan Sobranies use a natural tobacco with a unique natural taste profile. The same with Turkish. Even Zimbabwe has some pungent, naturally flavored Virginia style tobacco.

For the most part, American cigarettes can be divided into the following categories: dry (Marlboro) wet (Winston) some like Kent, which uses a charcoal filter have a kind of chemical taste and then there is menthol.
Regarding the push for marijuana while banning tobacco, looks like the gov of ny has been called out on the hypocrisy.
The governor’s action smacks of hypocrisy, merchants and tobacco advocates charge.

“Blaming flavored tobacco as a vehicle for underage smoking while promoting flavored cannabis is bizarre and contradictory, and will only impact the lives of retail employees who will see their jobs eliminated,” said Kent Sopris, president of New York Association of Convenience Stores.

He added that “prohibitionist policies such as the flavor ban will have no impact on the availability of the products as they will remain readily available to consumers in nearby states and on the flourishing criminal underground market just like banned flavored vape products are.”

Hochul’s office defended the proposed flavored tobacco ban.

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer last month vetoed a similar bill to ban flavored cigs, saying there was a disconnect between the tobacco prohibition and the state’s promotion and licensing of recreational cannabis.

The intersection between making certain tobacco products illegal at the same time we are allowing cannabis products to be legally sold, creates a societal concern that must be more fully addressed,” Latimer said in his Dec. 12 veto message
 
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